Kenya Airways Restarts Nonstop Flights to Mogadishu

Kenya Airways reintroduces nonstop Mogadishu flights from February 15, 2023.

Kenya Airways restarts nonstop flights to Mogadishu
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Resumption of Nonstop Flights

Kenya Airways (KQ) has resumed nonstop flights to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective February 15, 2024. 

The service to Somalia will operate from Terminal 2 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport, Mogadishu (MGQ), with a frequency of three times a week.

Nairobi-Mogadishu Route

KQ initially introduced flights to Mogadishu in December 2018, but suspended the route due to the pandemic.


However, following the signing of a bilateral air services agreement between Kenya and Somalia in August 2023, direct flights were resumed.

Smoother Connections

Kenya Airways highlighted that the resumed direct flights will streamline travel, reduce flight times, and improve connections between Nairobi and Mogadishu – benefiting business travellers, the Somali diaspora, and NGOs.